CALS International Programs Calendar
NC State Plant Breeding Consortium’s International Seminar Series
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021
NC State University’s Plant Breeding Consortium is pleased to announce a new seminar series in International Plant Breeding.
Building a Global Platform
Our goal is to build a platform that would bring together a global community of persons directly or indirectly working in plant breeding, or with just the interest to learn about what is fueling plant breeding in different parts of the world. We would appreciate your help in forwarding this invitation to other colleagues and institutions that might be interested in attending or participating.
This initial series will consist of six seminars over the course of consecutive weeks during the month of April/May 2021. The goal for next semester is to have a series consisting of eight seminars during the months of October and November.
Unless stated differently, seminars will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EST. Please register by Wednesday, March 31, 2021, for all seminars or for individual seminars below.
APRIL 1, 2021
Sweetpotato breeding and international
agricultural development: local and global benefits
(Dr. Craig Yencho, NC State University)
APRIL 8, 2021
Bringing an innovation perspective to Ag R&D and plant breeding (Dr. Hugo Campos, Centro Internacional de la Papa – CIP)
APRIL 15, 2021
Coffee breeding from a global perspective
(Dr. Jorge Carlos Berny Mier y Teran, World Coffee Research)
APRIL 22, 2021
Operational excellence and customer focus in yam (Dioscorea spp.) breeding for Africa
(Dr. Asrat Amele, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA)
APRIL 29, 2021
Technologies for all: Bringing new crops to the forefront
(Dr. Michel Ragot, Nouvelle France Genetics)
MAY 6, 2021
Quality by Design: Plant Breeding for High-Value Products
(Dr. Sarah McNeil, Ventria Bioscience)